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Sunday, 26 July 2015

Darkness returns; glazing day will resume.

The first glaze-firing was done on Wednesday. And I was able to send photos for a catalogue. I went back to making the last piece for bisque-firing. That was finished today. Glazing days will start again. I have three kilns-full of work to be glazed. Loud music on and dark coffee on. As I have been dry for a month, no wine for me! 

Would I make it thourgh with sanity? You will see!


Thursday, 23 July 2015

Artist Interview with GHOST

Hello! Here is the link to the interview I did with GHOST late spring. I loved it. I was unwell at that time after a few hectic months. I hope you could feel the rawness of being an artist from it. Published on the first of June. I hope you enjoy it.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Latest bisque-firings

I hope you had a lovely weekend! We are having a nice summer this year for change! :D It's warm and sometimes hot! I love it.

The first bisque- firing 

I have done a quite a few firings lately. I would be very busy during the first half  of the next year. I will be out of the country for four weeks for an exhibition in Tokyo. Also my studio will be being built and there would be disruption, especially firings would be difficult for a while. We have got an application accepted by the city government for the extension, that would be my studio, but nothing has happened yet. I guess we wouldn't see anything happening until late this year! Cautious Mike delayed all process until Ceramic Art London even though I told him it would take months before even we could have the first sight of a digger! Oh well, cest la vie!

One back to back firing was done and I am doing the third one today. These two were in the second firing.



So far both firings went well. I hope today's one goes well, too! 




Thursday, 16 July 2015

Hallo, Amsterdam!

Hallo, people in the Netherlands! My works are now available in European Makers Gallery, Amsterdam. How lovely to be able to show my work in such a beautiful city! Do pop in when you are in Amsterdam. The gallery is close to Rijksmuseum.

Ancient Japanese child

Ancient Japanese child


Young Faun

European Makers Gallery
Spiegelgracht 2a
1017 JR Amsterdam

Monday, 13 July 2015

Large pieces in progress

Since last week I have been making larger pieces for an upcoming exhibition in Biscuit factory, Newcastle, in September.

Yesterday, I was working from morning to night. Mike was desperate to tell me about the cat he saw during a dog walk in the morning. I had to ask him not to talk to me whilst I was working. Then, he started talking to dogs next to me! :D I had to tell him that I wouldn't be able to concentrate if he keeps talking to the dogs about the cat and bunnies next to me. I felt a sort of guilt that a mother who is too busy might feel! 

Creating is intense. I must concentrate and listen to what I make. 

That is the only way I could make. 


'So, we had to listen to Mike's muttering! He is being a motor mouth right now!' (His colleague is taking a long leave!)

Friday, 10 July 2015

Three of the latest masks found lovely people!

This girl is going to a lovely lady in the US tomorrow.

And this girl went, with the last blackbird and chicken, to a lovely lady in the US.

I made a special box for them.


Pumpkin the chicken

Pomona now lives with a lovely young lady in Scotland. Pomona was the gift to the lady from her loving uncle and aunt for graduation. How lovely! 

A ladybird on the apple! 

Thank you so much!

Are you interested? I have pinned other masks on one of my boards on Pinterest. Do have a look!


Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Glaze-firing and re-firing

Firing went well thankfully. Now I am able to start making larger pieces for a forthcoming exhibition in Newcastle, in September.

The first glaze-firing.

Lower shelf

Top shelf

This time hair colours went wrong. Most went to re-firing.  

Lower shelf

Top shelf
  Frida the monkey is amusing people on Social network! :D 

Sunday, 5 July 2015

In the mean time...

The glaze firing was ok, but most masks needed another firing. That's on now.  I'm still struggling; it's the tonsillitis! It is back! I'm resting very well today. I hope I feel better soon!

Today I will share some recent photos!

Daisy playground

Box making

The mask went to t a lovely lady in the US.

Pocha was wrapped up!
Two weeks ago, we went to see Grayson Perry at Turner Contemporary, Margate. It was very good! I loved one of prints best.

At Turner contemporary. we both played the cymbals! 

despite the warmth, dogs are coping well in their own way.

Evening walk
Pearl the whippet usually cries for a blanket, but she sleeps like this now! :D

Where is my navel? 

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Beetles, bugs and birds exhibition at Artichoke gallery

I'm off sick today. I have had fever and headache since Sunday evening. Last night I loaded the kiln, and that was it. I was free to be unwell and to get rest today! :D Don't worry. I will be ok. I have to be ok, as I will need to get back to work!

Dawn Chorus - 17.5cm W, 16.5H, 5.2D

My three masks are in Beetles, bugs and beetles exhibition at Artichoke gallery, Ticehurst, East Sussex. It has just started on the 1st of July. It is a lovely gallery in a beautiful setting. Three ladies there are very friendly.

Dawn chorus - details

Dawn Chorus

Another mask in the exhibition is One swallow does not make a summer.

One swallow does not make a summer - details
One swallow does not make a summer - 18.0cm W, 16.0H, 5.7D

One swallow does not make a summer
The gallery is much larger than we imagined from photos. Liz Moys, the textile artist was there with her Peggy, one of the canine gallery assistants.

From the entrance

Liz and Peggy, the assistant 

A lovely bright sign 

Forest Boy - 13.0cm W, 14.5H, 5.8D

It is not far from Sissinghurst garden. The exhibition is until end of September. Why don't you pop in when you are in the area? You won't regret it. 

About the exhibition

Artichoke gallery website

Four galleries you could visit on a day in the area